Support » Plugin: UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin » Gzip files back into sql

  • Resolved alberta26



    I have given a flash drive with various files from an updraft backup. The database files have been loaded individually is there anyway I can group again please?


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  • Plugin Contributor bcrodua



    UpdraftPlus backups are split into different components – datadase, themes, plugins, uploads and others.

    The backups are also ordinary zip files (the same format that WordPress and its plugins and themes directories use). The database is backed up into an ordinary SQL (text) file.


    The problem is there were lots of backups done with updraft and then this was backup by all-in-one backup plugin (why I don’t know). To access the updraft backups I had to unzip it I was able to upload the theme, upload, plugins and others. However, the only database backup was in 36 Gzip files i.e. db-table-wp_users.table.gz & db-table-wp_usermeta.table.gz there was no SQL (text) file. Given there are so many I was wondering if I could regroup them into sql (text) file. Otherwise, I will have to upload each via the Hosting companies php system.

    Plugin Author David Anderson


    Those are intermediate files; if they’re on disk, then the UpdraftPlus backup wasn’t finished. When it finishes, it stiches them all together into one – if that hadn’t happened, then potentially you have an incomplete set of files.

    If they are complete (i.e. you’re sure there’s one for every table that existed in the database), you can unzip them, concatenate them, and then zip the concatenate file back together.


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